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Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Transatlantic Literature 1600-1900 (Calgary; deadline 20 Nov. 2015)

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The Faculty of Arts, Department of English, University of Calgary, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Transatlantic Literature 1600-1900. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

We are seeking candidates who will establish and maintain an active research program with the ability to secure external research funding; produce high impact research and scholarship in their area of specialization; teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of English; and engage in meaningful service activities within the department, faculty, university and community.

The successful applicant will have a completed (or nearly completed) PhD in English or a closely related discipline, and a demonstrated scholarly record and expertise in Transatlantic Literature 1600-1900. We are particularly interested in candidates with secondary research and teaching strengths in early Canadian Literature, British Literature pre-19C, North American Indigenous Literature, and/or African Diasporic Literature. In addition, the successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, excellence in both research and teaching through such measures as peer-reviewed publications, a track-record of successful grant applications, and course development and teaching effectiveness.

The Department of English is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. Our department has thriving MA and PhD programs, and significant expertise and recognized strengths in historical literary periods, archival and book history, postcolonial literature, creative writing, new media and digital humanities, among other areas. For more information about the Department of English, please visit

Applicants should send a current curriculum vitae, one refereed publication, and evidence of teaching excellence such as a statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, and examples of course development. Each applicant should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference forwarded directly to:

Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins, Head
Department of English
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

or by email to the Department Manager, Barb Howe, at

Deadline: November 20, 2015

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

About the University of Calgary
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To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

About Calgary, Alberta
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